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Farmers

India's Modi invites protesting farmers for talks on farm bills
World

India's Modi invites protesting farmers for talks on farm bills

  • Tens of thousands of farmers have been camping out on main highways on the outskirts of New Delhi for more than two months in a bid to force the government to withdraw the new laws they say benefit private buyers at their expense.
  • Modi said India's agriculture sector needed investment to help modernise the food supply chain and improve infrastructure.
Published 10 Feb, 2021 09:39pm
Twitter expresses concern for safety of staff in India, after disagreement with Govt on 'objectionable' accounts
World

Twitter expresses concern for safety of staff in India, after disagreement with Govt on 'objectionable' accounts

  • Twitter has expressed concern for the safety of its personnel in India, after the company's refusal to comply with a demand from the Indian government to remove accounts connected to the escalating farmers protests.
  • Last week, the Indian government threatened Twitter employees in India with fines and up to seven years’ jail time if the company did not comply with their demands for the removal of certain accounts alleged to be spreading “misinformation”.
Updated 10 Feb, 2021 04:19pm
Modi breaks his silence on escalating farm laws protests
World

Modi breaks his silence on escalating farm laws protests

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stated that the protesters that stormed New Delhi's historic Red Fort last week, caused an "insult" to the country, and that his government will proceed with the proposed agricultural reform.
  • Farm leaders issued a statement that they were not responsible for violence, that it was caused by a minority of those on the parade, and that they will resume their talks with the government.
Updated 01 Feb, 2021 04:39pm